05 Feb '11, 4am

District 19 leaps into favour (via ST iPhone App)

District 19 leaps into favour (via ST iPhone App)

Experts said landed homes in areas like Serangoon Gardens in District 19 are cheaper compared with those in prime districts, possibly attracting more buyers. Rankings show that estates in the north-east are beginning to gain popularity, in line with the Government's plans to spruce up these new towns. -- ST FILE PHOTO THE evergreen estates of Katong, Marine Parade and Siglap in District 15 continued to top the charts of home buyers last year, although new areas gained popularity as well. There were 4,053 non-landed transactions made in District 15 - about 12 per cent of the 34,767 caveats in total - entrenching its position as the most favoured district among Singapore home buyers. District 19 followed with 2,911 transactions, a jump from seventh place in 2009. Third place went to District 9 - the prime areas of Orchard, Cairnhill and Leonie Hill - with 2,478 caveats lodge...

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